80 Thoreau

80 Thoreau Street
Concord, MA 01742
978-318-0008

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80 Thoreau

The 80 Thoreau team has opened up a 22-seat al fresco dining area outside their popular Concord restaurant. They're accepting reservations for their five tables at specific seating times throughout the evening so you can enjoy their straightforward-yet-refined New American cuisine out under the open sky.

Alba Restaurant

1486 Hancock Street
Quincy, MA 02186
617-376-2522

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Alba

With high walls and lush greenery, Alba’s rooftop dining area makes it easy to forget that you’re dining in the middle of Quincy Center. It’s a perfect location for eating a steak under the stars or enjoying the game with a cold drink and some fresh air.

Alcove

50 Lovejoy Wharf
Boston, MA 02114
617-248-0050

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Alcove

Located on Lovejoy Wharf, Alcove has a delightful patio right on the harbor walk and boasts a stunning view of the Zakim Bridge AND it's dog friendly! The flowery but sleek patio is perfect for enjoying Alcove's Mediterranean cuisine with friends (two- or four-legged).

Alden & Harlow

40 Brattle Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
617-864-2100

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Alden & Harlow

The subterranean spot on Brattle Street is bringing their cult favorite Secret Burger outdoors with their large patio. The seasonal hang sports blue umbrellas so you can lounge in the shade while you sip a cocktail and people watch in Harvard Square.

Alta Strada

92 Central Street
Wellesley, MA 02482
781-237-6100

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Alta Strada

Alta Strada's brick-lined outdoor space, outfitted with red umbrellas and twinkling string lights, brings a bit old-world Italian charm to Wellesley. Grab a carb-loving friend and make for the 'burbs to enjoy an evening of fresh pasta and generous pours al fresco.

Area Four

500 Technology Square
Cambridge, MA 02139
617-758-4444

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Area Four

Looking out over the green at Technology Square, Area Four’s patio is a perfect perch for an outdoor meal. Snag one of the wrought iron tables for lunch or dinner and enjoy chef-owner Jeff Pond's menu of small plates, sandwiches and wood-fired pizzas (don't miss the garlic knots or the Brussels sprouts salad, which have been mainstays since way back).

Bambara Restaurant

25 Edwin H Land Boulevard
Cambridge, MA 02141
617-868-4444

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Bambara

Bambara has two options for outdoor seating, dining and / or cocktailing - the first is Kimpton Marlowe Hotel's courtyard which is the perfect respite from the hustle and bustle of the city; the second is Bambara’s smaller, intimate patio which overlooks the Charles River basin. It’s the perfect spot to enjoy an al fresco meal just a stone’s throw from the banks of the Charles.

B&G Oysters

550 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02116
617-423-0550

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B&G Oysters

In the summer months, oyster lovers and seafood fans spill out onto the picturesque little patio at B&G Oysters. Fresh seafood tastes best outside, so seats on the shaded, sunken terrace fill up quickly.

Bar Enza

One Bennett Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
617-661-5050

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Bar Enza

Harvard Square neo-trattoria Bar Enza brings sophisticated and inventive Italian fare outdoors year-round on their covered patio. Nestled just inside the courtyard at the famed Charles Hotel, the plant-lined perch is cool in the summer and toasty in the winter so you can enjoy your meal al fresco whatever the weather.

Bar Volpe

170 W Broadway
Boston, MA 02127
617-865-7100

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Bar Volpe

Treat yourself to a mini trip to Southern Italy by way of South Boston - just grab a spot on the sidewalk patio at Bar Volpe, right there on West Broadway, and you can soak up some rays, sip on some spritzes and tuck into plates of handmade pasta from chef Karen Akunowicz and her team.

Bianca

55 Boylston Street
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
857-576-8300

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Bianca

Bianca's bright and cheery Chestnut Hill patio is the perfect backdrop for their fun (and delicious!) fare. Find a perch under one of the umbrellas to catch some shade or bask in the sun and fresh air.

Bistro du Midi

272 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116
617-426-7878

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Bistro du Midi

Bask in the glory of summer on Bistro du Midi’s sidewalk patio. The coveted tables on the intimate patio can be hard to come by but diners lucky enough to secure one will enjoy an expertly prepared meal of exquisite French fare looking out over the picturesque and historic Public Garden.

Bostonia Public House

131 State Street
Boston, MA 02110
617-948-9800

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Bostonia Public House

Champions of industry, ladies who lunch and tourists all vie for spots on Bostonia Public House's sidewalk patio. Tucked right in the heart of the bustling Financial District, it's well-suited for an occasion - snacking on after-work apps or sipping one of their 70 premium wines.

Branch Line

321 Arsenal Street
Watertown, MA 02472
617-420-1900

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Branch Line

Branch Line brings the fun outdoors with an expansive patio for enjoying the warm weather in Waterown. The bar and restaurant boasts plenty of outdoor seating to satiate the masses, plus a Bocce court and garden to supplement the eats.

Burro Bar – Brookline

1665 Beacon Street
Brookline, MA 02445
617-277-0427

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Burro Bar Brookline

Burro Bar Brookline's Washington Square patio is all gussied up and ready to go. You can spend the summer chilling out right on Beacon Street noshing on Mexican and South American fare and sipping margaritas out in the sun—or pick out something from their lengthy list (100+!) of tequilas to go with your tacos.

Burro Bar – South End

1357 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02118
617-426-9300

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Burro Bar South End

The Burro Bar's picturesque patio may be the South End's best kept al fresco secret. Tucked down a rustic walkway surrounded by brick buildings and adorned with flowering window boxes, it has a whole secret garden vibe - just with more tacos.

Buttercup

13 W Central Street
Natick, MA 01760
508-545-1506

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Buttercup

Buttercup, the Natick little sister restaurant to The Farmhouse in Needham, has a lovely patio where you can savor creative dishes from chef-owner Dora Tavel. Their hand-crafted fare, full of locally-sourced ingredients, is a perfect reason to skip the trip into the city.

Buttermilk & Bourbon

160 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02116
617-266-1122

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Buttermilk & Bourbon

Back Bay's New Orleans-inspired Buttermilk & Bourbon gets outdoorsy during Boston's warmer months. Tucked below street level, their patio provides the best of both worlds, offering a cozy spot to cool off in the shade on hot summer days, or to warm up by fire pits on chilly nights.

Buttermilk & Bourbon – Watertown

100 Arsenal Yard Boulevard
Watertown, MA 02472
857-760-7128

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Buttermilk & Bourbon Watertown

Jason Santos's second Buttermilk & Bourbon location at Arsenal Yards in Watertown can help you enjoy the taste of NOLA outside all year long with their four-season patio. The spot is decked out with a fancy retractable roof so there's plenty of shade in the summer months, and heat lamps, fire pits and fairy lights for cooler fall and winter days.

Capo Restaurant

443 W Broadway
Boston, MA 02127
617-993-8080

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Capo

South Boston’s mainstay for hearty Italian eats sets up shop outside when the temps start to rise. Head down to West Broadway to post up on the sidewalk patio at Capo where you can tuck in to all your favorites under the summer sun and stars.

Casa Verde

711 Centre Street
Boston, MA 02130
617-477-9977

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Casa Verde

Jamaica Plainers looking for al fresco Mexican fare need look no further than Centre Street. Casa Verde has unveiled a back patio that's perfectly suited for tucking in to all your favorite tacos, nachos, margaritas, craft beers and more.

Catalyst

300 Technology Square
Cambridge, MA 02139
617-576-3000

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Catalyst

Cambridge diners can get in on outdoor dining at Catalyst, where the beautifully landscaped patio is both covered and heated. Fans of al fresco eats can enjoy dinner or lunch overlooking the greenery of Technology Square well into the fall.

Chickadee

21 Drydock Ave
Boston, MA 02210
617-531-5591

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Chickadee

You can enjoy chef John DaSilva's award-winning New England-born/Mediterranean-inspired fare rain or shine on Chickadee's outdoor dining area. Just head for the Seaport's Innovation and Design Building to snag a table — whatever the weather, they've got you covered (literally) on their sheltered patio where you can chill out in the shade during the summer or stay cozy by heaters when there's a chill in the air.

Chopps Italian Steakhouse & Bar

1 Burlington Mall Road
Burlington, MA 01803
781-221-6643

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Chopps

Take in the breeze and a bite to eat out on the terrace at Chopps at the Boston Marriott. Whether you're grabbing a drink and apps, a mid-day meal or fueling up for a busy day with a delicious breakfast, the outdoor dining area at the Burlington hotel is in idyllic spot to enjoy a meal.

Ciao Roma

5A North Square
Boston, MA 02113
617-829-4975

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Ciao Roma

The folks at Ciao Roma (formerly known as Ciao Bella) have annexed the outdoor space on North Square (the oldest public square in America) so you can enjoy the flavors and feel of Italy a little closer to home. Grab a table, adorned with red and green umbrellas and white tablecloths, and you'll feel like you've just landed in Rome.

Citizen

1310 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02215
617-450-9000

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Citizen Public House

Whether the Sox are in town or on the road, the outdoor dining area at Citizen is one of the Fenway’s best spots for an al fresco bite to eat. The sidewalk patio provides an out-of-the-way spot from which to enjoy the bustle of Boylston Street and – on a good night – cheers from the ballpark, which is just a couple blocks away.

Coppa

253 Shawmut Avenue
Boston, MA 02118
617-391-0902

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Coppa

The sidewalk patio at Coppa, which now includes an additional row of two-tops running down Milford Street, pretty much doubles the restaurant’s seating capacity – which might make it a touch easier to get a table. Score one and you can spend the afternoon or evening – whichever you prefer – snacking on Italian small plates, handmade pastas, charcuterie and wood-oven pizzas.

da LaPosta

825 Washington Street
Newton, MA 02460
617-964-2665

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da LaPosta

Get yourself out to Newton to have your fill of authentic wood-fired pizza all'aperto on the patio at da LaPosta. You can chill out on the plant-lined, streetside perch and tuck into artisanal 'za, handmade pasta with wines from Campania and Southern Italy from their extensive selection.

Davio’s – Braintree

250 Granite Street
Braintree, MA 02184
781-843-4810

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Davio's Braintree

Don't forget your sunglasses and hat next time you head to the South Shore Plaza - the patio at Davio's Braintree awaits. Whenever you get tired of strolling the mall, recharge with some Northern Italian eats out on the elegant terrace where there are both sunny spots and strategically covered seats for shade-seekers.

Davio’s – Foxborough

236 Patriot Place
Foxborough, MA 02035
508-339-4810

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Davio's Foxborough

If you prefer rib eyes and Barolo over hotdogs and lager, skip the tailgating, leave your grill at home and find a spot on the patio at Davio's Foxborough. The Patriot Place outpost of the Northern Italian steakhouse has ample seating so there's plenty of room for the whole fam.

Davio’s – Lynnfield

1250 Market Street
Lynnfield, MA 01940
781-944-4810

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Davio's Lynnfield

The al fresco vibe at Davio's Lynnfield is a little more casual than the indoor version – the tables are a little smaller and there are no white tablecloths – but you can expect the same level of food and service no matter where you sit at the North Shore location of this award-winning Northern Italian steakhouse.

Davio’s – Seaport

50 Liberty Drive
Boston, MA 02210
617-261-4810

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Davio's - Seaport

Davio's Seaport, the most recent local addition to Steve DiFillippo's growing family of Northern Italian steakhouses, has opened up its sprawling outdoor dining area for the season so you can stretch out over plates of pasta and prime cuts of meat.

Dear Annie

1741 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02143

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Dear Annie

Dear Annie is extending their communal seating outside for the summer months with a sweet sidewalk set-up. Grab a spot to enjoy a glass of natural wine from their expertly curated list alongside selections from their pescatarian fare.

Elm Street Taproom

256 Elm Street
Somerville, MA 02144
617-764-4965

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Elm Street Taproom

Elm Street Taproom extends its convivial vibe outside with its streetside patio right in the heart of Davis Square. Grab a seat in the sun or under the Somervillian stars to enjoy the best of the modern craft beer movement over an eclectic menu of snacks and sandwiches.

EVOO

350 Third Street
Cambridge, MA 02143
617-661-3866

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Evoo

Chef-owner Peter McCarthy’s farm-to-table menu tastes even better when enjoyed out-of-doors on Evoo’s patio, which they share with sister restaurant and next door neighbor, Za. Snag a spot in the shade during daylight hours or relax at one of the stylish wrought iron tables after the sun sets.

Faccia a Faccia

278 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116
857-991-1080

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Faccia a Faccia

Faccia a Faccia serves their coastal Italian eats and their extensive array of spritzes, cocktails and wines out on their Newbury sidewalk patio when the weather warms. It's the perfect spot for a post-shopping spree lunch or dinner with an extra bit of people watching.

The Farmhouse

970 Great Plain Avenue
Needham, MA 02492
781-449-6200

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The Farmhouse

Needham diners needn’t head into the city for al fresco dining – The Farmhouse has added an outdoor seating area to their footprint. The collection of tables, shaded by umbrellas and surrounded by greenery, is a charming perch from which to enjoy their farm-to-table fare.

Fat Baby Sushi & Cocktails

118 Dorchester Street
Boston, MA 02127
617-766-3450

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Fat Baby

You can have your fill of super fresh and whimsical sushi, tasty dumplings and craft cocktails out on Fat Baby's brand new sidewalk patio. Or find yourself a spot at a picnic table in The Garden, their even brand newer al fresco dining area adjacent to the restaurant.

Field & Vine

9 Sanborn Court
Somerville, MA 2143
617-718-2333

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Field & Vine

The Field & Vine folks take their farm-fresh food and drink pretty seriously while also managing to have plenty of fun while they make it all. The good food and good times move outside during the summer months when the Union Square spot opens up their adorable patio and expands their footprint so you can enjoy their award-winning fare (and craft cocktails) al fresco.

Five Horses Tavern – Somerville

400 Highland Avenue
Somerville, MA 02155
617-764-1655

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Five Horses Tavern - Somerville

Visit the original Five Horses in Davis Square once the warm weather arrives to enjoy some hearty home cooking and craft brews out on their patio. This neighborhood favorite provides a sidewalk perch where you can catch some rays and maybe a breeze or chill out in the shade.

Five Horses Tavern – South End

535 Columbus Avenue
Boston, MA 02118
617-936-3930

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Five Horses Tavern South End

Located in the heart of the South End, Five Horses Tavern's large patio is the perfect outdoor destination for catching up with friends over craft brews and pub grub favorites like wings, tacos, burgers and pizza.

Forage

5 Craigie Circle
Cambridge, MA 02138
617-576-5444

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Forage

The team at Forage has transformed a portion of their parking lot into a stylish outdoor dining area so patrons can enjoy chef-owner Eric Cooper's menu (and co-owner Stan Hilbert's stellar wine selections) al fresco.

Foundry on Elm

255 Elm Street
Somerville, MA 02144
617-628-9999

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Foundry on Elm

You can enjoy all your Foundry on Elm faves (oysters, charcuterie, craft cocktails and more) out in the fresh air at this Davis Square go-to. Make for Somerville next time the mood strikes to watch all the happenings on this bustling thoroughfare from their sidewalk seats.

Fox & the Knife

28 West Broadway
Boston, MA 02127
617-766-8630

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Fox & the Knife

Fox & the Knife's sidewalk patio allows you to take in the comings and goings on West Broadway while enjoying Karen Akunowicz's award-winning Italian fare. Akunowicz and co. make the most of the outdoor space which is open for dinner as well as afternoon-long Aperitivo Hours with spritzes, frosé and lots of snacks.

The Garrison House

6 Harvard Square
Brookline, MA 02445
617-487-8537

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Garrison House

Head to Brookline Village and snag an outdoor table at the Garrison House for lunch, brunch or dinner. There are lots of food options no matter what you like, so just bring your sunnies and leave the cooking up to the pros.

Giulia

1682 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138
617-441-2800

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Giulia

The outdoor dining area at Giulia is like an Italian oasis right on Mass Ave in the middle of Cambridge. Outfitted with heaters for coolers nights and lined with trees for those sunny summer evenings, it’s an idyllic spot from which to watch the world go by over plates of housemade pasta, craft cocktails and more.

Grafton Street Pub & Grill

59 John F. Kennedy Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
617-714-5954

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Grafton Street

Nestled below street level in the heart of Harvard Square, Grafton Street Pub & Grill boasts two outdoor seating areas: a covered, brick-lined patio complete with heaters and high-top tables, as well as a sidewalk patio on JFK Street so you'll find the perfect al fresco dining spot purposes hot or cold, or rain or shine.

Gustazo Cuban Kitchen & Bar – Cambridge

2067 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02140
855-487-8296

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Gustazo Cambridge

The Cambridge location of Gustazo, just outside Porter Square, has added a brand new patio on the back of the building. Find your way to this hidden, plant-lined oasis to enjoy authentic Cuban fare at safely spaced tables out in the open air.

Gustazo Cuban Kitchen & Bar – Waltham

240 Moody Street
Waltham, MA 02453
855-487-8296

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Gustazo Waltham

You can have a little taste of Havana out on the open and airy patio at Gustazo's Waltham location. With its umbrella-capped tables and bubbling fountain, the patio is open for both lunch and dinner which makes it an idyllic spot for a bite to eat pretty much any time of day.

Harvest

44 Brattle Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
617-868-2255

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Harvest

Harvest’s tucked away patio is like an urban garden right in the center of Harvard Square. Lush green trees and full umbrellas offer plenty of shade for al fresco lunching and powerful heat lamps will chase away the chill of an unexpectedly cool summer evening.

Henrietta’s Table

1 Bennett Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
617-661-5005

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Henrietta's Table

Overlooking the plaza at the Charles Hotel, the spacious outdoor dining area at Henrietta’s Table is just removed enough from bustling Harvard Square to be a quiet, relaxing spot to enjoy farm fresh honest-to-goodness home cooking.

Hojoko

1271 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02115
617-670-0507

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Hojoko

Hojoko extends their colorful and quirky world to the outdoors with their pool-adjacent patio, where you can have all the fun and fanciful food and drink you'd expect from this award-winning team.

The Hourly Oyster House

15 Dunster Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
617-765-2342

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The Hourly

Just a few doors down from The Hourly Oyster House's main dining, seafood fans can tuck into their fish and shellfish-laden feasts out on the quaint brick patio. The Harvard Square's cozy outdoor space is lined with shimmering overhead lights, offering an inviting space for al fresco gatherings.

Hunter’s Kitchen & Bar

110 Dorchester Street
South Boston, MA 02127
617-221-4200

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Hunter's Kitchen & Bar

Enjoy some Southern hospitality in Southie out on the streetside patio at Hunter's Kitchen & Bar. Whether you're sipping sweet tea or a Sam Adams (nibbling on biscuits or tucking in to shrimp and grits), you'll feel right at home on the plant-lined Dorchester Street perch.

il Casale Lexington

1727 Massachusetts Avenue
Lexington, MA 02420
781-538-5846

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Il Casale Lexington

Relax in Lexington with a dose of fresh air—Il Casale has streetside dining in the heart of downtown, set back just far enough for a cozy outdoors meal.

il Casale Belmont

50 Leonard Street
Belmont, MA 02478
617-209-4942

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Il Casale Belmont

Take a trip beyond the city limits for al fresco Italian on Il Casale’s eight-table patio. Floral installments add a splash of color to the converted firehouse’s brick and glass façade. You can enjoy watching shoppers bustle down this quaint little stretch while sharing a salumi plate or a family-style dinner for the whole crew.

Josephine

515 Somerville Avenue
Somerville, MA 02143
617-764-3035

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Josephine

Featuring an outdoor fireplace, Josephine's partially covered patio is the perfect spot to indulge in a martini and their deep dish or wood-fired, thin-crust pizza. Plus, dogs are welcome at this Somerville hang, so you don't have to leave your furry friend at home.

La Brasa

124 Broadway
Somerville, MA 02145
617-764-1412

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La Brasa

La Brasa’s patio takes all of the tastiness going on inside and brings it out-of-doors onto their casual (but still hip) al fresco dining area. Reclaimed wood pallets fence the runway-style area, where diners can relax in wicker chairs and enjoy small plates or share something heartier.

The Lexington

100 North First Street
Cambridge, MA 02141
617-945-1349

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The Lexington

The dining room at The Lexington, one of Will Gilson's three concepts at Cambridge Crossing, features retractable doors that open up right onto a lovely rooftop terrace. Snag a spot once the weather warms to catch a breeze or soak up some sun over a menu of American comfort foods looking out on the Cambridge Common.

Lincoln Tavern

425 W Broadway
Boston, MA 02127
617-765-8636

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Lincoln Tavern

South Boston diners and dwellers lucked out when Lincoln Tavern got the green light to open their al fresco dining area. Their sidewalk patio is open for lunch and dinner so grab a few buddies and get over to West Broadway for a bite to eat from their all-American menu of whimsical comfort food.

Little Donkey

505 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139
617-945-1008

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Little Donkey

The Central Square spot is serving its menu of globally-inspired fare on a sidewalk patio on Mass Ave. Make sure to book a reservation, so you can enjoy their small plates and tapas of oysters, caviar, noodles and more outside with a craft cocktail, bottle of your choice or a glass of sake.

The Local – Waltham

99 Third Avenue, Unit 3
Waltham, MA 02451
781-701-8351

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The Local - Waltham

Waltham diners in search of al fresco American fare needn’t go too far. The Local’s got classic eats (think salads, pizzas, burgers and more), all of which can be enjoyed out in the fresh air on their roomy patio.

The Local – Wayland

4oo Boston Post Road
Wayland, MA 01778
508-276-8263

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The Local - Wayland

The Local - Wayland boasts a lovely and spacious patio. Surrounded by manicured grass, tasteful planters and shade-casting umbrellas, it's a no brainer the next time you're in the mood for al fresco eats (so you can save your mental energy for picking from the lengthy array of tasty options).

Loco Taqueria & Oyster Bar – South Boston

412 West Broadway
Boston, MA 02127
617-917-5626

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Loco Taqueria

Turns out margaritas and tacos and oysters taste even better outdoors. See for yourself at Southie's Loco Taqueria & Oyster Bar, where they've set up a sidewalk patio right on West Broadway.

The Longfellow Bar

40 Brattle Street #3
Cambridge, MA 02138
617-864 0001

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The Longfellow Bar

If your outdoor dining routine has been lacking in waffle fries and wing flats, don't fret just get over to Harvard Square and plunk down on the patio at The Longfellow Bar where you can order your craveable faves from the curated a la carte menu.

Lower Mills Tavern

2269 Dorchester Avenue
Boston, MA 02124
857-267-4461

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Lower Mills Tavern

Dorchester’s Lower Mills Tavern has just unveiled its weekend beer garden. Find your way down Dot Ave on an upcoming Friday, Saturday or Sunday to grab a seat outside and enjoy selections from their new summer menu.

LUCIE Drink + Dine

120 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02116
617-425-3400

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LUCIE drink + dine

Located at the base of The Colonnade hotel, LUCIE drink + dine, boasts a 40-seat, year-round sidewalk patio. Just steps from the shops at Prudential Center and the Christian Science Center’s fountains and reflecting pool, it's an ideal destination after a stroll through the Back Bay or South End, or for a pre- or post-shopping spree bite to eat.

Lulu Green

246 West Broadway
Boston, MA 02127
617-420-4070

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Lulu Green

If you're looking for a casual spot to grab a week or weekend bite outside, Lulu Green in Southie has you covered with their colorful outdoor patio. Cool down with a beverage from their cold coffee bar or an iced tea and pick your favorite plant-based dish like seitan shawarma or a hummus bowl.

Mamaleh’s Cambridge

One Kendall Square
Cambridge, MA 02139
617-958-3354

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Mamaleh's

Step outside and pull up a seat at beloved Kendall Square delicatessen, Mamaleh's. You can relax and soak up the sun on their patio while enjoying deli classics like bagels, breads, meats, cured fish, pickles, pastries and more.

Menotomy Grill

25 Massachusetts Avenue
Arlington, MA 02474
781-648-1775

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Menotomy Grill

Lined with Christmas light-strewn trees, Menotomy’s patio is shady during the day and aglow during the evening hours. With a cozy corner lounge as well as wrought iron tables for more formal configurations, it can easily accommodate groups of any size for just about any occasion.

The Merchant

60 Franklin Street
Boston, MA 02110
617-482-6060

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The Merchant

Lunch, dinner or after work drinks, The Merchant has all your Downtown Crossing al fresco dining needs covered with their their seasonal patio. Situated in a little parklet right in front of the restaurant and outfitted with expansive umbrellas, it'll be your summer go-to when you're out-and-about in the city.

MIDA

782 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02118
617-936-3490

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MIDA

Make the most of the season on the sidewalk patio at MIDA at the corner of Tremont St. and Mass Ave in the South End. Chef-owner Douglass Williams' menu features specialties like arancini, porchetta and housemade pastas so you can mangia on the sun-baked bricks and pretend you’re on a piazza in Italia.

MIDA – Newton

261 Walnut Street
Newton, MA 02460
617-546-8010

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Mida Newton

Make your way to Newton to dine on the terrazzo at Mida's suburban location. It's got all the sophisticated citified vibes of its South End sister and, of course, all the hand-made pasta too so you can enjoy an epic italian meal outside without the trip into the city.

Miel Brasserie

510 Atlantic Avenue
Boston, MA 02210
617-217-5151

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Miel Brasserie

Whether you’re looking for a shady spot or to catch some sun on your lunch break, the Fort Point Channel-facing terrace at Miel Brasserie Provencal will suit your purposes. With water views and lush foliage, it’s an idyllic spot to find a little bit of nature within an easy walk of the Financial District.

Monument Restaurant & Tavern

251 Main Street
Charlestown, MA 02129
617-337-5191

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Monument Restaurant & Tavern

Monument Restaurant & Tavern's chill neighborhood vibes extend outside once the warm weather hits. In-the-know locals and visitors to Charlestown can enjoy creative comfort food, a curated selection of wines, craft beers, and refreshing cocktails al fresco on the seasonal sidewalk patio from spring right into fall.

Moona

243 Hampshire Street
Cambridge, MA 02139
617-945-7448

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Moona

There’s even more to love – and more space in which to do it – at Moona. The Inman Square restaurant adds a handful of tables outside so you can enjoy their eastern Mediterranean eats right on Hampshire Street or under twinkling string lights on the plant-lined patio that runs alongside the restaurant.

Mooo…Burlington

86 Cambridge Street
Burlington, MA 01803
781-270-0100

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Mooo Burlington

Mooo Burlington brings their sophisticated steakhouse vibe out onto their patio once the warmer weather hits so you can enjoy the best of both worlds - sunshine and summer breezes at perfectly appointed, white clothed tables. It's the ideal suburban locale for an elegant al fresco meal.

Myers + Chang

1145 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02118
617-542-5200

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Myers + Chang

Given that the menu at Myers + Chang is inspired by the street foods of Southeast Asia, it seems only appropriate to enjoy your meal outside. Secure one of the tables on the petit patio overlooking the action at Peters Park.

Nautilus Pier 4

300 Pier Four Blvd
Boston, MA 02210
857-957-0998

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Nautilus Pier 4

When the warm weather hits, head for the Seaport and snag a spot on the seasonal patio at Nautilus Pier 4. With its harbor views and coastal-leaning menu of Asian and Latin American fare, it'll make you feel like you're living the island life without leaving the city.

NEBO

520 Atlantic Avenue
Boston, MA 02210
617-723-6326

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Nebo Cucina & Enoteca

Whether you're seeking respite from a busy day, the bustling Financial District or walking from the waterfront, NEBO's sidewalk patio offers a lovely perch from which to take in the greenery on the Rose Kennedy Greenway - paired with a bottle of wine and authentic Italian fare, of course.

New City Microcreamery Hudson

28 Main Street
Hudson, MA 01749
978-333-7144

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New City MicroCreamery

Take your cone (or cup, as the case may be) out onto the sidewalk patio at New City Microcreamery. The sleek perch is flanked by wooden planters bursting with summer blooms and, best of all, it’s covered so you can linger outside whether you’re cooling down with your favorite naturally-made flavor or enjoying a rainy day treat.

Noir

1 Bennett Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
617-661-8010

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Noir

Noir, the stylish cocktail lounge located on the ground floor of the Charles Hotel, lets its whole chic Parisian vibe extend out onto the adjacent terrace throughout the year. Diners can chill out with craft cocktails during the summer months or bundle up next to toasty heat lamps when the temps drop.

Northern Spy

4 Rolling Mill Way
Canton, MA 02021
781-989-1850

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Northern Spy

Nestled comfortably at the center of the larger Paul Revere Heritage site, the sprawling garden patio at Northern Spy is a perfect perch from which to enjoy chef Marc Sheehan’s locally-sourced regional specialties. Snag an umbrella-topped table on the flagstone terrace and catch an afternoon (or evening) breeze with your meal.

Novara

556 Adams Street
Milton, MA 02186
617-696-8400

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Novara

Novara provides a suburban al fresco oasis—head to Milton to take your meal to a table outside at the restaurant’s well-equipped patio (complete with fire pits for chilly nights).

OAK Long Bar + Kitchen

138 St. James Avenue
Boston, MA 02116
617-585-7222

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Oak Long Bar + Kitchen

Nestled in the heart of Copley Square is Oak Long Bar + Kitchen and their perfectly situated—and stylish—patio. Snag a table under the expansive umbrellas for a lunchtime meetup or evening meal overlooking Copley Square. Or drop by for a refreshing cocktail break from seeing the sights or strolling around the Back Bay.

Oleana

134 Hampshire Street
Cambridge, MA 02139
617-661-0505

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Oleana

Come warm weather, award-winning chef Ana Sortun serves her accolade-grabbing fare in one of Cambridge’s most beloved outdoor dining spaces. Oleana's lush, flower-filled patio is set back from busy Hampshire Street for a peaceful and relaxing al fresco experience.

PAGU

310 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139
617-945-9290

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Pagu

Beloved Japanese tapas restaurant, Pagu, expands its service outdoors come summertime. Whether you're on a lunch break or winding down on a day off, the Cambridge bistro provides an excellent place to take in some fresh air and tasty fare.

The Painted Burro – Waltham

99 Third Avenue
Waltham, MA 02451
781-622-1500

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Painted Burro Waltham

Skip the trip into the city and indulge your cravings for fresh air and Latin American fare on the sidewalk patio or covered veranda at the Waltham outpost of The Painted Burro. You can have an al fresco fiesta out under the sun or stars with tacos, guacamole, margaritas and more.

Pammy’s

928 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139
617-945-1761

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Pammy's

The Pammy's team has created an al fresco oasis between Harvard and Central Squares. Consult the forecast and get yourself over to Cambridge to snag one of the five tables on their beauteous, raised natural wood deck right out on Mass Ave.

Para Maria

70 Sleeper Street
Boston, MA 02210
617-530-1559

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Para Maria

The Envoy Hotel boasts two fabulous outdoor dining areas: Para Maria's greenery-laced streetside patio, perfect for summer sipping and snacking, as well as their skyhigh rooftop bar, The Lookout, which boasts masterfully made drinks, spectacular views of the sparkling cityscape and Boston Harbor, and, come cold weather, cozy igloos so you can stay warm while you socialize.

Pier 6

1 8th Street
Charlestown, MA 02129
617-337-0054

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Pier 6

Eating outdoors at Pier 6 is a cinch since, technically speaking, more of the restaurant is located outside than in. The first floor of the waterfront restaurant is all-patio with a canopied bar; the second floor dining room has open-air drink rails and floor to ceiling windows; and the tables on the rooftop deck offer arguably the best views of the city.

The Porch Southern Fare & Juke Joint

175 River’s Edge Drive
Medford, MA 02155
781-874-9357

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The Porch Southern Fare & Juke Joint

BBQ was made for eating out of doors so it’s a good thing the Porch Southern Fare & Juke Joint has a big old patio. Head to Medford to snag one of their umbrella-topped tables and tuck in to all your favorites – everything from ribs and pulled pork to fried chicken and gumbo. Play your cards right and you can enjoy a house-made popsicle or catch some live music.

Posto

187 Elm Street
Somerville, MA 02144
617-625-0600

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Posto Somerville

The folks at Posto will bring you all the antipasti, pizza, pasta and dolce you could possibly eat on their patio. They'll be offering a curated menu to start and only seating parties with reservations (to avoid lines and unnecessary congregating) so you can satisfy your carb cravings comfortably and safely.

Prairie Fire

242 Harvard Street
Brookline, MA 02446
617-396-8199

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Prairie Fire

Skip the trip to Munich and make for Coolidge Corner to post up on the patio at Prairie Fire. The wood-fired Brookline spot takes over an adjacent parking lot during the summer months and turns it into a casual urban beer garden complete with shaded picnic tables and a full a la carte menu of food and drink (and beer - lots of beer).

Prima

10 City Square
Charlestown, MA 02129
617-804-7400

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Prima

Weeknight dinner or weekend brunch, Prima in Charlestown has lots to offer, including a delightful, plant-lined sidewalk patio right in front of the restaurant's grand accordion windows. Located in City Square and not too far from TD Garden or the Navy Yard, it's a great spot to start an evening out or end an activity-packed day.

Puritan & Company

1166 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02139
617-615-6195

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Puritan & Co.

Chef-owner Will Gilson and his Inman Square team bring their a-game (and their sense of humor) out of doors for a season of al fresco dining. The patio at Puritan & Co. may be small but it is mighty - full of fresh air, copious amounts of food and drink, and plenty of farm-to-table/Cantabrigian charm.

The Quarry

415 Whiting Street
Hingham, MA 02043
781-340-7300

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The Quarry

The Quarry's al fresco space overlooks, well, an actual quarry. The stone-built restaurant boasts a rustic charm that adds to the relaxing and welcoming ambiance. Settle in outdoors for fine dining (and the comforting sounds of nature).

Rail Stop Restaurant & Bar

Boston Landing, 96 Guest Street
Boston, MA 02135
617-254-0044

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Rail Stop Restaurant & Bar

Brighton dwellers are only a hop, skip, and a jump from Rail Stop's new outdoor patio, which features plenty of room to stretch out, grab some New England eats, and relax in the shade of large umbrellas adorning the space.

The Rail Trail Flatbread Co.

33 Main Street
Hudson, MA 01749
978-293-3552

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Rail Trail Flatbread

The expanded patio at Hudson's beloved Rail Trail Flatbread is the perfect spot for tucking into their award-winning pizzas. Heaters will keep it, and you (and your pie!) warm, even when the weather cools. So pop over whenever you're in the mood for some 'za (or a burger or a salad or a bowl - there's lots to choose from).

Ravello Italian Kitchen

136 Belmont Street
Watertown, MA 02472
617-393-1568

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Ravello

You don't have to go too far to get a taste of the Amalfi Coast. Just snag a seat on Ravello's sidewalk patio in Watertown to enjoy Chef Jeffrey Cincotta's take on Italian classics, including everything from bruschetta and meatballs to chicken parm and carbonara.

ReelHouse East Boston

6 New Street
Boston, MA 02128
617-895-4075

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Reelhouse

Reelhouse has a surefire cure for springtime fever - their patio. Situated in East Boston, the restaurant's outside seating arrangement boasts breathtaking views of the city skyline. Soak in the glory of the sunset while enjoying fabulous bites and refreshing cocktails.

ReelHouse Marina Bay

333 Victory Road
Quincy, MA 02171
617-500-0884

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ReelHouse Marina Bay

Seafood lovers, head to Quincy to grab a seat at Reelhouse Marina Bay for a night out on their waterfront patio. It's first come, first served so you can pop in anytime to satisfy all hankerings for fish and shellfish as you watch the boats cruise by.

Ristorante Lucia

415 Hanover Street
Boston, MA 02113
617-367-2353

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Ristorante Lucia

Collaborating with their friends and neighbors at St. Stephens Church, Lucia Ristorante & Bar has annexed the little patio space right across the street for your al fresco dining pleasure. They've also got a sidewalk patio right on Hanover Street, too so you've got lots space in which to enjoy the flavors of Abruzzo in the heart of the North End.

Rochambeau

900 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02115
617-247-0400

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Rochambeau

Rochambeau, the Back Bay's go-to for French fare has added a sidewalk patio right on Boylston Street. Grab a spot and pretend you've been transported to Paris over classics like steak frites, french onion soup and crème brûlée.

Row 34 – Boston

383 Congress Street
Fort Point, MA 02210
617-553-5900

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Row 34 Boston

With iron beams and a corrugated roof, Row 34’s Fort Point patio provides shade on sunny days and protection from the elements on the gloomier ones, allowing for maximal al fresco oyster enjoyment no matter the weather.

Row 34 – Burlington

300 District Avenue
Burlington, MA 01803
781-761-6500

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Row 34 Burlington

Eat all the oysters (and lobster rolls, and fried clams and crab cakes...you get the idea) out on the expanded patio at Row 34 Burlington. You can indulge all your seafood-y cravings out in the open air at their first-come, first served tables.

Rowes Wharf Sea Grille

Boston Harbor Hotel
Boston, MA 02110
617-856-7744

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Rowes Wharf Sea Grille

Whether you’re looking for breakfast, lunch or dinner, pop down to the Boston Harbor Hotel to enjoy your meal accompanied by a refreshing ocean breeze. The Rowes Wharf Sea Grille has plenty of patio seating overlooking the harbor so you can enjoy seaside dining in the heart of the city.

Rozafa Bistro

1089 Hancock Street
Quincy, MA 02169
617-657-5111

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Rozafa Bistro

Not sure if you want to stay urban or head for the beach? You can split the difference at Rozafa Bistro in Quincy Center. The Hancock Street eatery's umbrella-topped patio is a perfect spot for a meal before or after a scenic shoreline drive or beachy stroll.

Russell House Tavern

14 JFK Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
617-500-3055

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Russell House Tavern

Even when the students are off for the summer – Harvard Square is humming. Lucky diners looking for a restful respite from the commotion can snag one of the tables on Russell House Tavern’s bricked patio – just off the well-traveled thoroughfare that is JFK Street – to enjoy a dinner at one of a handful of wrought iron tables.

The Salty Pig

130 Dartmouth Street
Boston, MA 02116
617-536-6200

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Salty Pig

Centrally located between the Back Bay and South End neighborhoods, the Salty Pig’s patio offers a comfy reprieve from a day out shopping or soaking up the historic sights of Boston. Diners can enjoy rustic Italian fare including platters of house-made charcuterie while lounging on cushion-lined wrought iron chairs.

Scampo

215 Charles Street
Boston, MA 02114
617-536-2100

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Scampo

By the time summer rolls around, Bostonians have earned a little time off for good behavior – which they can spend in the yard at Scampo. At spacious, umbrella topped tables, diners can stretch out and enjoy the fresh air over dishes of Lydia’s Shire’s whimsical, award-winning fare.

Season to Taste

1678 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02140
617-945-9535

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Season to Taste

Season to Taste has set up a street-side patio at their new Mass Ave. location so you can enjoy gastropub fare al fresco. Fit with string lights and greenery, the patio is open every night on a first come first served basis, just ask to be seated outside once you arrive.

Serafina Back Bay

237 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116
617-426-1234

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Serafina Back Bay

Located on Newbury street, Serafina's brick patio puts you in your own private paradise all within the hustle and bustle of Newbury street. The intimate outdoor seating area is open for lunch and dinner and it's the perfect spot for great people watching and great food.

Serafina Seaport

11 Fan Pier Boulevard
Boston, MA 02210
617-426-1234

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Serafina Seaport

Catch a breeze outside in Seaport at Serafina's sidewalk patio. Their outdoor set-up is partially covered so you can seek shelter from the sun, or get a nice tan while digging into Serafina classics like caesar salad and lobster mac.

Shy Bird Cambridge

390 Third Street
Cambridge, MA 02142
617-714-4200

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Shy Bird Cambridge

Chicken and waffles al fresco? Yes, please. Shy Bird's Kendall Square location has a perfect outdoor set up that extends their convivial vibe out through their accordion windows onto a covered sidewalk patio where you can enjoy your meal outside – rain or shine.

Shy Bird South Boston

12 Old Colony Avenue
Boston, MA 02127
617-766-8309

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Shy Bird Boston

Satisfy your hankering for al fresco fried chicken out on the spacious patio at Shy Bird South Boston, located at the corner of Dorchester Ave and Old Colony Ave. Adorned with industrial chic planters and charming string lights, it's perfectly positioned to become your warm-weather go-to for crispy fried outdoor eats.

Si Cara

425 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139
617-945-7629

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Si Cara

If sipping on wine al fresco sounds like your type of night, then get yourself to Cambridge and claim your table at Si Cara. The Central Square pizzabar serves up tasty pies (along with a curated selection of natural wines) right on their Mass. Ave. patio.

The Smoke Shop – Assembly Row

325 Assembly Row
Somerville, 02145
617-623-7427

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The Smoke Shop - Somerville

Get ready for some lip smacking BBQ at The Smoke Shop's Somerville location at Assembly Row. Grab a spot on their breezy patio and soak up all that vitamin D while you tuck in to chef Andy Husbands' award-winning ribs, brisket, cornbread and more.

The Smoke Shop – Seaport

343 Congress Street
Boston, MA 02210
617-261-7427

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The Smoke Shop - Boston

Bostonians don't have to go to Cambridge or Somerville to have their al fresco fill of Andy Husbands' award-winning 'que – the Seaport location of The Smoke Shop has a lovely streetside patio. Running right along Congress Street, the sidewalk perch allows for outdoor chowing down just a quick walk from the waterfront (if you want walk off some of your meal).

The Smoke Shop – Kendall Sq.

1 Kendall Square #100
Cambridge, MA 02139
617-577-7427

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The Smoke Shop - Cambridge

What’s better than BBQ outdoors? The Smoke Shop’s patio at One Kendall Square offers a spacious spot to dig in (with abandon) to chef Andy Husbands’ award-winning Southern dishes and snag a little sunshine at the same time.

Sofra

1 Belmont Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
617-661-3161

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Sofra

Sofra actually means picnic in Turkish, so it's no surprise that the Cambridge bakery and cafe boasts a sunny little patio. No need to bring your picnic blanket though, just pop in for breakfast pastries or midday meze at one of the al fresco two-tops for a mini day-trip to the Middle East.

Sogno Italian

304 Cambridge Road
Woburn, MA 01801
781-625-1300

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Sogno

Book a res for lunch or dinner to enjoy exquisitely crafted Italian fare under the pergola at Sogno. Pair an Italian marg with any of their cicchetti to treat yourself to a mini tour (right in Woburn!) through the culinary regions of Italy.

Sonsie

327 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02115
617-351-2500

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Sonsie

With both a sidewalk patio and floor-to-ceiling windows that open up right onto Newbury Street, Sonsie offers al fresco fans the best of both worlds – plenty of fresh air and shelter from the elements. It's also one of the best people-watching perches in the city.

South End Buttery

314 Shawmut Avenue
Boston, MA 02118
617-482-1015

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South End Buttery

Follow the red brick sidewalk along Union Park until you find this cozy café patio. Whether you’re waking up your brain with a morning espresso or braving a dinner date, you’re sure to make room in your heart for this place. Canine companions are encouraged here, so you can bring your little dog too.

Spoke Wine Bar

89 Holland Street
Somerville, MA 02144
617-718-9463

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Spoke

You know it’s your lucky day when you snag one of the tables at Spoke's sidewalk patio. The beloved Davis Square wine bar has a lovely shaded outdoor dining area so head for Somerville the next time the weather warms.

SRV

569 Columbus Avenue
Boston, MA 02118
617-536-9500

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SRV

SRV offers guests a secluded and serene courtyard space located in the rear of the restaurant. With a capacity of 40, the outdoor dining space at the Venetian-inspired bacaro and wine bar features a wooden deck surrounded by ivy covered brick walls.

State Park

One Kendall Square
Cambridge, MA 02139
617-848-4355

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State Park

State Park offers fans of al fresco dining two different options: the lower-level, where the divey vibe of the of the Southern-inspired eatery extends to a handful of picnic tables; or upstairs where the summer chillin’ overflows onto the bricked plaza at One Kendall Square.

State Street Provisions

255 State Street
Boston, MA 02109
617-863-8363

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State Street Provisions

Situated a stone's throw from the harbor and within easy walking distance of the Rose Kennedy Greenway and Christopher Columbus Park, the shaded patio at State Street Provisions is an ideal al fresco option for diners in search of a little salt air without leaving the confines of the city.

Steel & Rye

95 Eliot Street
Milton, MA 02186
617-690-2787

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Steel & Rye

Steel & Rye’s industrial chic vibe (the space was once a garage, after all) extends out of doors onto their enclosed patio. Park yourself at one of the umbrella-ed picnic tables or wooden two-tops to watch the High Speed Trolley trundle by and to enjoy a little fresh air while you eat.

Stillwater

120 Kingston Street
Boston, MA 02111
617-936-3079

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Stillwater

Chef-owner Sarah Wade welcomes diners on the Stillwater patio with a menu of mouthwatering, Southern-inflected comfort foods. Grab one of the tables on the spacious terrace to enjoy a delicious meal surrounded by greenery, then enjoy a postprandial stroll on the adjacent Rose Kennedy Greenway.

The Stones Common House & Kitchen

380 Main Street
Stoneham, MA 02180
781-435-1344

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The Stones Common House

Whether you're going out for a family dinner, meeting for drinks or going out with friends from work, the Stones's fenced in patio gives off a neighborhood backyardy vibe that everyone is able to enjoy. The Stones's easy but delicious dinner options accompanied with their secluded outdoor patio is sure to help anyone and everyone unwind this summer.

Sweet Cheeks Q

1381 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02215
617-266-1300

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Sweet Cheeks Q

Some purists might say that barbecue is best enjoyed outside – luckily, Sweet Cheeks Q in the Fenway has not one but two outdoor dining areas in which to enjoy authentic Texas ‘cue. There’s the Boylston St. patio lined with picnic tables, and the adjacent Beer Garden with whiskey barrel tables, a retractable roof and a rotating selection of beers on tap.

Sycamore

755 Beacon Street
Newton, MA 02459
617-244-4445

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Sycamore

Chef-owner David Punch and co. extend their hospitality beyond the confines of their Newton Centre dining room and onto their al fresco seating area. A collection of two-tops, the patio is an ideal spot on which to enjoy their seasonally-inspired menu, complemented by grower wines, local beer & craft cocktails.

Talulla

377 Walden Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
617-714-5584

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Talulla

Talulla welcomes diners to join them outdoors throughout the year, extending their cozy dining room out-of-doors with al fresco sidewalk seating during the summer and heat lamps and charming greenhouses when the weather cools.

Tenderoni’s Fenway

1363 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02215
617-425-6262

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Tenderoni's

The disco vibes and epic good times spill out onto Boylston Street at Tiffani Faison's 80's-inspired Fenway restaurant. Enjoy a pizza or house-made pasta on Tenderoni's sidewalk patio before (or after) catching a game at Fenway (or whenever you're in the mood for Italian eats and fun).

Thistle & Leek

105 Union Street
Newton, MA 02459
857-404-0260

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Thistle & Leek

The brightly-colored dividers and lime green tables on Thistle & Leek’s patio will make you feel like you're dining just off Portobello Road. Snag a table to enjoy a bit of nosh from their London gastropub-inspired menu for a casual and delicious night out in Newton.

Tony & Elaine’s

111 N Washington Street
Boston, MA 02114
617-580-0321

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Tony & Elaine's

You can tuck in to all your favorite Italian American eats out-of-doors on Tony & Elaine's North End patio. They've annexed a little brick lined alleyway right off North Washington Street and transformed it into a quaint and cozy spot that's ideal for al fresco dining. And make sure to keep an eye out for Tony.

Toro

1704 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02118
617-536-4300

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Toro

All year round, the flavors of Spain spill outside onto Toro's secluded and quiet(er) back patio. Find your spot and sit back and relax with a glass of cava and an assortment of small plates from chef and restaurateur Ken Oringer who brings his own take on traditional tapas to the South End.

Town Meeting Bistro

2027 Massachusetts Avenue
Lexington, MA 02421
781-301-6655

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Town Meeting Bistro

The outdoor dining area at Town Meeting Bistro in Lexington is like no other. A partnership with Classic Wine Imports, the woodland oasis, known as The Culinary Garden, displays the best of New England’s seasonal fare, paired with refreshing sparkling wines from Schramsberg Vineyards.

Trade

540 Atlantic Avenue
Boston, MA 02110
617-451-1234

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Trade

After a trip to the New England Aquarium or a tour through Faneuil Hall, you can take a load off at Jody Adams' Trade. Located in the heart of the city, the restaurant’s large sidewalk patio sports a nice view of the Rose Kennedy Greenway and is a great place to refuel over Greek plates from a James Beard Award-winning chef.

Tres Gatos

470 Centre Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
617-477-4851

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Tres Gatos

Nestled into a shady corner of JP’s Centre Street, Tres Gatos’ garden patio has a homespun feel. Recessed from the sidewalk and enclosed by a brown picket fence, the patio provides welcome distance from the hustle and traffic of the thoroughfare.

Tresca

233 Hanover Street
Boston, MA 02113
617-742-8240

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Tresca

The legendary Table 77 — a two-top perched on a balcony overlooking Hanover Street — is available all summer long for special occasions or just some good old fashion people watching. Give them a call to book this iconic North End table.

Troquet on South

107 South Street
Boston, MA 02111
617-695-9463

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Troquet on South

The team at Troquet on South is taking their wine-loving ways out onto the street with their brand new sidewalk patio. Head down to the Leather District and grab a table for lunch or dinner paired with something from their extensive (and award-winning) drink list.

Uni

370 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
617-536-7200

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Uni

Enjoy some of Boston's most creative (and award-winning-est) sashimi, sushi, and Japanese fare on UNI's patio facing Mass Ave while you sip down boozy treats like beer slushies and nitrogen cocktails.

Urban Hearth

2263 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02140
617-682-7295

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Urban Hearth

The folks at Urban Hearth have opened and expanded their seasonal patio with room for as many as 24 diners (weather permitting, of course) including counter space at their outdoor bar where casual walk-in guests can partake of a special bar snack menu. Reservations are recommended (but not required) and sunglasses are totally optional.

Viale

502 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139
617-576-1900

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Viale

In addition to the al fresco dining area right out on the sidewalk in front of their Central Square spot, Greg Reeves and his team have added a new secret patio where you can have a socially-distant dinner down a hidden alley surrounded by graffiti and street art.

Vincent’s

233 Cardinal Medeiros Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02141
617-314-7297

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Vincent's

Roll on up and plunk right down on the 24-seat sidewalk patio at Vincent's. The Kendall Square hang is the perfect spot to enjoy a quick, casual lunch, a low-key-yet-sophisticated dinner or super chill bodega brunch of breakfast tacos and kolaches.

Ward 8

90 N Washington Street
Boston, MA 02114
617-823-4478

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Ward 8

The folks at Ward 8 invite diners to join them on their recently-opened outdoor dining area, located in the formerly-vacant lot to the left of the restaurant. Snag a table under the sparkling lights to enjoy their menu of New American fare, craft cocktails and local micro-brews.

Waypoint

1030 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138
617-864-2300

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Waypoint

Chill out on the Waypoint patio this summer. Michael Scelfo’s seafood-focused Cambridge spot now has sidewalk tables right on Mass Ave so you can slurp up some oysters as you soak up some rays or relax in the shade with refreshing crudos and tartares.

The Wellington

75 Leonard Street
Belmont, MA 02478
617-932-1750

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The Wellington

Belmont diners have another idyllic destination for al fresco eats - The Wellington has set up their patio for the season, inviting folks to join them for contemporary (yet classic) American fare whenever the mood strikes (and the weather permits).

Woods Hill Pier 4

300 Pier Four Boulevard
Boston, MA 02210
617-981-4577

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Woods Hill Pier 4

Woods Hill Pier 4 debuts their spacious waterfront patio which boasts some of the most beautiful views of Boston Harbor. The harborside oasis is serving a new all-day summer menu with chef Charlie Foster's signature sustainable and nutrient-rich dishes including East coast oysters, Little Leaf mixed green salad with seasonal veggies, lobster popovers, and more.

Woods Hill Table

24 Commonwealth Avenue
Concord, MA 01742
978-254-1435

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Woods Hill Table

Make like a modern day Thoreau and enjoy the great outdoors from the comfort of the expansive patio at Woods Hill Table. You can commune with nature with a cocktail in hand and a plate of oysters in front of you at the farm-to-table Concord restaurant – no cottage in the woods required.

Worden Hall

22 West Broadway
Boston, MA 02127
617-752-4206

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Worden Hall

Worden Hall's sidewalk patio is now ready to host all your al fresco summer get togethers. The team at the West Broadway spot have moved the fun and the food out-of-doors so you can enjoy their menu of casual comfort fare with a side of fresh air whenever the mood strikes.

Yellow Door Taqueria – Lower Mills

2297 Dorchester Avenue
Boston, MA 02124
857-267-4201

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Yellow Door Taqueria Lower Mills

The fiesta spills out on the sidewalk at the Lower Mills location of Yellow Door Taqueria. The stylish little Mexican spot on Dot Ave has set up al fresco seating so you can spend the warm summer months noshing on tacos and sucking down margaritas.

Yellow Door Taqueria – South End

354 Harrison Avenue
Boston, MA 02118
857-239-9276

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Yellow Door Taqueria South End

The Yellow Door Taqueria folks have created an urban oasis right in the heart of the South End. Snag a seat at their patio bar and get some much-needed vitamin D while you enjoy inventive tacos and creative house-made margaritas - just be sure to bring your shades and your sunscreen and maybe a sweater (just to be safe).

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